Kea Wilson shares her five favorite Strong Towns-adjacent reads (and one favorite watch) of the year. From the short works of Jane Jacobs to a nonfiction epic about Americans who live out of their cars, and more!
In a society where fracture resides around every corner, this slice of neighborly life is a reminder that civility isn’t dead.
The infamous "master builder" of New York City, Robert Moses, is the subject of a new musical.
Our approach to building strong towns isn't driven by large influxes of federal money or top-down, cookie cutter government programs.
Strong Towns is furthering Jane Jacobs' legacy in a way that few other organizations are. If Jacobs' writing is your Bible, then Strong Towns should be your church.
Rachel Quednau interviews Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond, directors of a new movie called Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.
Community organizer Joyce Mandell discusses the energy and community growth happening in Worcester, MA.
There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Jane Jacobs.
Our neighborhoods and our cities would improve if more of us lived in places where “bumping into someone on the street” didn’t involve heavy traffic and a fender bender.
There are a multitude of reasons why someone might want to be in a park after dark, and most of them are completely safe and reasonable. So why are most parks technically "closed" at night?
This week's featured member post asks the question: WWJJD (What Would Jane Jacobs Do) about zoning?
This week, we asked you to help us mourn the effects of urban renewal by sharing photographs of urban renewal sites in your city. We received close to 100 submissions from across North America. Here are some favorites.
Cities are complex ecosystems. For areas in need of redevelopment, the only way to return to a healthy urban fabric is incrementally, a few small projects a year until the neighborhood has buildings of every age and condition, suitable for adaptation to the particular needs of some future time.
What is it about the built environment of a historic downtown that makes it a good home for the small independent business but not as appealing to the national retailers?
Jane Jacobs was actually more about how to think than what to do.
Many people associate Jacobs with a love of walkable neighborhoods, urban parks and historic buildings. What they fail to grasp is that these are means to an end, not the end itself.
Jane Jacobs’ critique of the orthodox urban planning tradition unfolds in three steps, closely following F.A. Hayek’s argument in The Use of Knowledge in Society.
In honor of Jane Jacobs week, we are seeking to fill an intellectual void by providing an oath for urban planners.
Jane Jacobs was a courageous intellectual wanderer who truly knew no limits.
One historic home at a time, St. Paul, MN is demonstrating how a critical mass of Strong Citizens can be an incredible asset to a troubled area, and how local government can play a constructive role in the incremental revitalization of such an area.